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Religion, the Royal Society and the rise of science

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Accounts of the role of religion in the rise of modern science often focus on the way in which religion provided the intellectual foundations for scientific enquiry, motivated particular individuals, or provided the substantive content of approaches to nature. These relate to the origins of science and assume that, once established, modern science becomes self-justifying. However, seventeenth-century criticisms of science— attacks on the Royal Society being one example—suggest that science ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1080/14746700802206925

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Theology and Science Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
3
Pages:
255-271
Publication date:
2008-08-05
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EISSN:
1474-6719
ISSN:
1474-6700
URN:
uuid:b06f322b-2249-4bc1-ac37-ffb6ac74cde6
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ora:2480

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